Registrations are open and the competition rewards the best author’s documentaries with 4 prizes: Grand Prix (500 dollars to the prize-winning director), Silver Medal, Bronze Medal and Martine Filippi Award for Discovery.
35th International URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary
URTI celebrates, with the support of UNESCO and the entirety of the international audiovisual organisations, its 35th International Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary - Arman Trophy.
The Pre-selection Jury announces the list of the 10 finalist programmes benefiting from the international distribution of a brochure aiming to ensure their promotion and to support the sale of their rights.
The Final Jury, composed of TV professionals from all over the world, designates the winners during the Golden Nymph Ceremony of the 56th Monte-Carlo Television Festival, on Thursday, June 16th, 2016.
The competition is open to all the public and private television organisations as well as to the associations and institutions which devote themselves to the audiovisual, at the rate of two programmes by organisation at the most.
The participants are invited to submit their documentaries as from now for free before Sunday, May 1st, 2016.
ABU, AIBD, ASBU, ATEI, CFI, CICR, CIRTEF, CMCA, COPEAM, EBU/UER, NABA, NordVision, OIF, ONU, PBI, RAPAF, TVFI, UAR
International URTI Grand Prix for Author's Documentary
Created in 1981 by Armand Lanoux, French writer, who was Vice-president of URTI, the International URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary rewards documentaries which stand out by the technical and editorial quality, but also by the originality of the subject and of the expressed point of view. It favours the expression of the humanistic values of tolerance, mutual respect, peace, friendship and understanding between peoples.
The programmes accepted in the competition are selected by international television channels. A first preselection jury establishes the list of the ten programmes which get the statute of finalists. These finalist programmes will benefit from a promotional support aiming to provide their global distribution.
The final jury is made up of a panel of professionals from the whole world and presided by a personality known for his action in the fields of culture, entertainment, politics, science or media. The final jury was notably presided by Juliette Gréco, Fernando Arrabal, Javier Perez de Cuellar, Mario Vargas Llosa, Michel Petrucciani, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Jorge Semprun, Yves Coppens, Frédéric Mitterrand, Jean-Christophe Rufin, Laure Adler, Gaston Kaboré, Vladimir Pozner, Dora Bouchoucha, Claude Lelouch, Youssou Ndour, Bernard Yerlès and Khadija Al Salami.
Every year, four distinctions are given out: the GRAND PRIX Arman Trophy, the silver Medal, the bronze Medal and the Martine Filippi prize for discovery.